Monday, September 22, 2008

Thousands Attend 'Live United' United Way Festival at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn

At least three thousand volunteers and others supporting United Way organizations enjoyed the Live United Day of Action and Brooklyn Bridge Walk into Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn Heights/ Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday.

The idea of Live United was to rev up folks to volunteer, because with the New Economy, some people are going to need a lot of help.

The stars were out: Telemundo celebrity Penelope Menchaca (above) got everybody into the mood for the Mama Mariachi band and dancers.

The crowd looked at volunteer and civic organization material at about 50 tables set around the park.

Some Red Hook Food Vendors were there, selling a LOT of pupusas!

Lots of acts; above is the kid-pleasing Puppetry Arts Theatre.

These dancers are with Dancewave, a Brooklyn youth dance company. We were really impressed with their work -- there's a short video of a bit of their dance below.


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The Brooklyn Eagle has more photos here.

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